God wants us to celebrate. Celebrating the power of His Mighty Word. God is dealing with us differently in this period of time.
Zechariah 8:11 AMPC ¹¹But now [in this period since you began to build] I am not to the remnant of this people as in the former days, says the Lord of hosts.
Pastor Sharon received from the Lord in sequence the following:
The Lord has shifted everything. Everything has changed. The church is not the same and He is not the same in this church. He has shifted and changed everything. He is come, He is here, His drawn sword is ready.
We say: I am going in, with the Sword of His Words. The sword of His word is exercising its superhuman power in me, who believe.
On the 20th of June 2020, the Lord gave Pastor Sharon these words. Oh, the plans we make as parents. Oh, the conversations we have in our homes.
God is not mocked. All your children in the New Covenant are Kings and priests to God. He expects you, new creation parent, to raise our children in the fear of the Lord, to bring them up in the fear of the Lord.
We say: I repent of the plans and the conversations I had in my home, Lord, that was not in Your will. I will raise my children in the fear of the Lord.
At 65 years of age on 23 June 2020, God visited Pastor Sharon.
God wants us to know all these things because we are going into a very powerful encountering time. God is not the same, everything has changed now. He said to pastor Sharon: A new mantle came upon you, Go now, to the children. Go now, let the little children come to Me.
It’s a beautiful mantle. It’s exquisite. It has a particular fragrance. It has a particular anointing.
When you get called, you know everything, but you know nothing until He speaks to you.
Ezekiel 3: 10-11 AMPC ¹⁰Moreover, He said to me, Son of man, all My words that I shall speak to you, receive in your heart and hear with your ears. ¹¹And go, get you to the [Jewish] captives [in Babylon], to the children of your people, and speak to them and tell them, Thus says the Lord God, whether they will hear or refuse to hear.
Then He reminded her, “The things you ought to do, the words you ought to speak, they are not your choice, they are not your choosing, not what you would like to say. They are Mine and Mine alone.”
He said this to me, “What I planned and purpose to accomplish in them at this time of Mine, your part in this is key, be sober, be wide awake every day, all day, watch and pray. I said: “Not my will but yours, My Father.” “ Yes, Sharon. You heard Me right. Get to the captives in Babylon, to the children of your people and speak to them and tell them and they will listen. This in My call. I’ve had this in store for you for the New Open Door, I’ve opened for Myself. I have everything ready. I’ve been preparing this all along. It is a legacy transfer from Me to you. This mantle from Me comes to you now and comes upon you. It is beautiful.”
Repentance from these messages is underway.
Pastor John said and confirmed that this has been the biggest shift in the ministry when this mantle came upon Pastor Sharon. He said this is the biggest shift for the Lord Jesus in His Church, and it has just begun. The repentance started to happen. We do not repent because we hear Pastor John, but because we receive something. We receive the Word.
“Bring forth fruit that is consistent with repentance [let your lives prove your change of heart];”
Matthew 3:8 AMPC
⁸The fruit of repentance, the evidence that has come, can only come from Jesus’s Words to us. You can’t bear fruit without the word being rooted in your heart.
Giving the mighty Word of God it’s rightful due.
All His children can know His voice but because they do not want to be doomed and they don’t want Him to speak certain things to them, they hold themselves aloof from God. Choosing rather to continue in their willful ways. Not giving God’s words that have gone forth from His messengers it’s rightful due.
2 Corinthians 2:16 AMPC ¹⁶“To the latter, it is an aroma [wafted] from death to death [a fatal odour, the smell of doom]; to the former, it is an aroma from life to life [a vital fragrance, living and fresh]. And who is qualified (fit and sufficient) for these things? [Who is able for such a ministry? We?]”
A call has gone out to parents and children. A response of repentance is happening. A selection has been made. An exchange is happening in hearts. The message of Jesus has found entrance into hearts. God is here, celebrating, it has come for Him.
God said even if there is just one who answered the call, He is the Shepherd of the one. He goes after the one, therefore Jesus is spinning around and jumping up and down rejoicing. Rejoicing about the one.
Luke 10:21 AMPC ²¹”In that same hour He rejoiced and gloried in the Holy Spirit and said, I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have concealed these things [relating to salvation] from the wise and understanding and learned, and revealed them to babes (the childish, unskilled, and untaught). Yes, Father, for such was Your gracious will and choice and good pleasure.”
Jesus is standing up. He is at the right hand of the Father and He is rejoicing because a selection has been made. Heaven is rejoicing because of a defining moment in Ester’s life that she has chosen. She’s laid down her own self will hear the call and chosen to take this time to encounter God. God said to Pastor Sharon that this is a big deal to Him. He wanted her to make a big deal out of this celebration so that everybody can know what a big deal it is for God!
There is a celebration that is currently happening in the heart of Jesus. Jesus seated at the right hand of the Father is celebrating. He is celebrating the fact that He has been bringing Words to us and the entrance of that Word has penetrated and there are some of us, that in their doing, are becoming. The Word being made flesh.
At the same time, it grieves Jesus when you hear His Word and you do not believe or receive it. It grieves Him that He has to talk so long and so intensely and we just don’t listen. We take the Words so lightly. It grieves Him because then His words can not bring light and life.
“And we also [especially] thank God continually for this, that when you received the message of God [which you heard] from us, you welcomed it not as the word of [mere] men, but as it truly is, the Word of God, which is effectually at work in you who believe [exercising its superhuman power in those who adhere to and trust in and rely on it].”
1 Thessalonians 2:13 AMPC
We have to adhere to the Word, trust in it and rely on it. It is not the words of mere men, but Jesus speaking to us Sunday after Sunday. He is faithful, speaking and bringing life and direction, wanting repentance from us, wanting His people to seek His Kingdom first.
We say: Thank You, Lord, that You are faithful! We believe and receive Your Words. We adhere to it. We seek Your Kingdom first.
It grieves the Father’s heart when His very own children make the Blood of Jesus so very cheap. He died so that the Holy Spirit could come live within us to lead and guide us in all things, but we refuse His leading. We refuse His messages, coming from His messengers. In this house, we have no excuses. We have heard the messages from Jesus to us. We are accountable and responsible for every message that has come, especially at this strategic time.
Today the prophet has come to say, “You choose today, whom you will serve. Planted in the house of the Lord you will flourish, unplanted you will not flourish.”
“Come out of Babylon, do not participate in her sins.”, God said. Your sin is your disobedience of all the messages that had come. “I am going to be your God, you come out from among them.” Thank God that He warns us.
Jesus has come with His words to put a shock into our systems so that we can wake up to life and not be caught in Babylon’s trap. It is time for repentance. God knows exactly what our hearts are full of, full of our ‘unseeking’, non-enquiring ways, full of lawlessness. God’s big cry now is that we do not participate in her plagues or share her sins. Babylon will trap you so that you never walk on your ancient paths and you’ll never walk in the true light of God.
“Then all those who trembled at the words of the God of Israel because of the offensive violation of His will by the returned exiles gathered around me as I sat astounded until the evening sacrifice.” Ezra 9:4
What trembling is there at the Words of God in His church? Do you not tremble at the Words of the living God? The entrance of His Words brings light but Jesus said that men don’t love the light, in case it exposes their deeds. They say, “I allow no entrance, I tremble not!”
“Since the days of our fathers we have been exceedingly guilty; and for our willfulness we, our kings and our priests have been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, captivity, plundering, and utter shame, as it is today.”
Ezra 9:7 AMPC
We tremble not and the reason is right here in verse 7, because of our willfulness.
With your willfulness, you serve Satan in your life. You don’t serve yourself, you serve Satan. These are defining moments and if you do not choose God and choose life and obey God in this now, you are determining your own future. Don’t think that God will bless the plans you make if you follow your own willful ways. Not at this time! Now is a cut offset time. However, you respond now will determine your future.
We say: We tremble at Your Words, Lord Jesus. We recognize this set time and we respond and choose You!
“While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself down before the house of God, a large crowd of Israelites—men, women and children—gathered around him. They too wept bitterly.”
Ezra 10:1 NIV
The people repented, they wept bitterly. There is a holy shame in repentance. God needs a response from us, for us to repent. God is dealing differently with us. If we do not repent He will ban us from among His congregation. He banned Adam and Eve, He will ban everyone who is willful and persistent in their willful ways. He is not spoon-feeding us anymore. He will turn his face from you and cut you off.(Ezekiel 14:8)We need to circumcise our hearts and eat every message. If you have left your ancient path and your place and your people then you are a deserter, doesn’t matter what your reason is.
He is giving us a while. He’s giving us time to circumcise and cut with His sword.
We say: Lord cut, Lord, cut. I’m here. Here’s my heart. Here’s my heart. I give You. What I can’t give You, take. Lord, these stubborn places I’ve not been able to give You, take it. Take it, Lord. Bring Your sword. Cut it, take it.
The Lord said to Pastor Sharon He knows how to take us. He will take all of us. Our response is to stay planted and stay in His order of His messages. The qualification is to become like a little child. Unless you become and humble yourself you cannot enter. We don’t neglect the assembly, we put our foot in the messages and our ear in the sound. We come to church every Sunday and say, “I see all that selfishness, that willfulness. Cut it, Lord. Cut it.”